Wednesday 22 November 2017

Lord of the wedding rings' life to be made into film

Ron Sheppard, with his eighth wife Weng, who is having his life turned into a film
Ron Sheppard, with his eighth wife Weng, who is having his life turned into a film

Claire Hayhurst

A man who has tied the knot eight times is to have his life turned into a film.

Ron Sheppard (65), from Somerton in Somerset, first walked down the aisle in 1966.

He has since fathered eight children and wed women in ceremonies across the world.

In 2004, Mr Sheppard wed his eighth wife, Weng (35), with their decade of marriage his second longest to date.

The retired holiday camp entertainer is now to have his life made into a film by a British production company.

A script is currently being written from Mr Sheppard's autobiography, 'The Lord of the Wedding Rings', which will be released next month.

Mr Sheppard said: "Most people have seven or eight partners in their life.

"Well, I did the decent thing and married all of them. I've always been a caring person and helped where I can.

"People call me Britain's most married man, they say I'm a wedding addict but I don't think that's fair. My life is complete now I have Weng. I am very happy and content.

"We are still in the honeymoon phase 10 years later. We laugh, we just do everything together," he added.

Mr Sheppard said he had not yet approached actors about appearing in the film.

But he added: "Jude Law was suggested to me but I am thinking more of Rupert Grint, who played Ron in Harry Potter."

Irish Independent

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